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August 28, 2020

Aisha Saeed and Latoria White

Counseling team members Aisha Saeed and Latoria White are taking on new roles at the Women's Center for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Women’s Center has long been known as a welcoming place for students seeking counseling or a place to gain experience in advocating for justice and equity. In recent years, our Counseling and Wellness Services Team has grown to include new staff members and has extended the resources offered to better serve the variety of needs of a diverse range of UVA students.

August 15, 2020

Photo by Caltech Center for Diversity

Since the end of May when we originally published the below thoughts, we have witnessed growing engagement in activism, protests, and demonstrations here in our community, across the country, and even the globe, calling for justice for George Floyd and an end to racism and systemic oppression of Black Americans and all people of color. The building momentum gives us hope that desperately needed collective action will be taken to ensure justice and safety for all.

May 28, 2020

reminder to breathe

In our culture, we experience moments in which violence and injustice are receiving intensive coverage in the news. During these times, conversations at home, at work or school, and in the media can be a strain on those in the affected communities. It is important to take care of yourself at times like this. 

May 07, 2019

bouquet of peonies

Our unique setting and expertise make the Women’s Center an especially good fit for many students seeking to improve their well-being. Our approach focuses on helping students identify the issues they want to address in their own lives. Our counselors are known for their extensive experience supporting college students with concerns ranging from the stresses of young adulthood to traumatic events in their lives or within their families or communities. 

April 05, 2019

collage of counseling staff members

Cathy Erickson, Trauma Counselor, Janie Williams, Trauma Counselor, Uriel Santiago, Counselor, Margaret Edwards, Program Director for Counseling and Wellness Services, Poe, Psychiatric Service Dog, Latoria White, Counselor in Residence & Case Manager, Amelia Walton, Counselor in Residence & Body Project Coordinator

The Women’s Center has long been known as an approachable place for students and others in the UVA community to seek counseling. Over the past year, our Counseling and Wellness Services Team has grown to include new staff members and has extended the resources offered to better serve the variety of needs at the University. The team’s newest member, Uriel Santiago, joined the Center’s staff this spring to bring special expertise and experience in the role of cultural, racial, gender, and sexual identity in mental health.

March 18, 2019

In the wake of the shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, remember that the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is here year-round for members of the University community who are grieving or need support in coping with news of violence aimed at members of their faith or any other community that is important to their identity. We stand, as always, with all of our students, alums and colleagues working to create a respectful culture on Grounds and across the world.

December 26, 2018

2019 light art

"Eat healthier." "Get more organized." "Exercise more."

These may sound familiar as resolutions we have all made many times. And then…the change doesn’t last. Changing habits is hard work but it can be done. Here are some TIPS that can help you make your resolution and stick with it!

December 21, 2018

Counseling services at the Women's Center will resume with normal business hours on Thursday, January 3, 2019. If you are need of support during the Winter Break, please see below for a list of resources:

If you are a UVA student and you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call CAPS on-call line at 434-243-5150.

October 30, 2018

In the wake of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, remember that the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center is here year-round for members of the University community who are grieving or need support in coping with news of violence aimed at members of their faith or any other community that is important to their identity. We stand, as always, with all of our students, alums and colleagues working to create a respectful culture on Grounds and across the world.

October 11, 2018

Women's Center Announcement

It is a time of hyper-partisan politics and corresponding heightened tension around our everyday interactions, especially online. At the Women’s Center, we hear frequently from people looking for support as they seek to engage with the news in ways that are mindful of their personal resources.

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